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Joseph Edlow, Deputy Director for Policy U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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Joseph Edlow began his role as Deputy Director for Policy of USCIS on February 19, 2020. He previously served as chief counsel of the Office of the Chief Counsel from July 2019 to February 2020.

Experience and Achievements

Before joining USCIS, Edlow served as a deputy assistant attorney general with the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice, where he primarily focused on immigration policy matters. Before that, Edlow worked in the House of Representatives from 2015- 2018, first in the Office of Rep. Raul Labrador and then as counsel on the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee. In the latter role, Edlow focused on enforcement and criminal immigration matters.

Before working at the House of Representatives, he spent six years with the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as an assistant chief counsel in the Baltimore Field Office


Edlow earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University and a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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